Friday, April 22, 2016


The plan for Monday was to take Aunt Dot out for dinner that night, which meant Cheryl, Pete and I had time to do a little sight-seeing before that. We looked for a museum or historical site we hadn't visited on previous visits to Ohio and found the town of Roscoe Village.

Roscoe Village was one of the small towns that sprang up along the Ohio canal system in the 1800's and has been restored as a historical site as well as a business area. Many of the original brick buildings are still standing and it's a mix of restaurants and gift shops with exhibits set inside the homes and businesses of the original 19th century inhabitants.

At the Visitor Center we watched a short film about the history of the Ohio canal system and a tour guide showed us the dioramas about how the canal was constructed and it operated. Then Cheryl & Pete took the guided tour of the houses while I sat outside the Center and enjoyed the great weather. A former tour guide talked with me for a bit and told me we'd picked the best time to visit because once the weather warmed up there were a lot of mosquitoes because of the canal.

We headed back for Dover and then met up later with Aunt Dot and some of the cousins at one of the local restaurants where had a nice dinner and spent a few hours talking. But finally it was time to say goodbye for this trip.

We left for home early Tuesday morning, stopped over at Syracuse that night, and were back here in Abington by 1pm on Wednesday.

Thanks again Cheryl and Pete for taking me on a great road trip!

But wait! There's more!

To be continued. 


WendyJ Littrell said...

Small world! The building in the top photo - Roscoe's old General Store - my dad's oldest siblings were born upstairs in early 1900s. That's my paternal side's hometown and I get to go back for the first time in 45 years this summer. Thanks for sharing!

Bill West said...

It's a beautiful place, Wendy!